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Wolf's Cholla
Cylindropuntia wolfii
  
About Wolf's Cholla (Cylindropuntia wolfii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Cylindropuntia wolfii is a species of cactus known by the common name Wolf's cholla. Cylindropuntia wolfii is native to Sonoran Desert, in the Colorado Desert of Southern California, and in Baja California, Mexico. It grows in dry, rocky desert habitat. Cylindropuntia wolfii is native to Sonoran Desert, in the Colorado Desert of Southern California, and in Baja California, Mexico. It grows in dry, rocky desert habitat. Cylindropuntia wolfii is an erect cactus which can approach 2 meters in maximum height. It has many narrow branches made up of woolly, yellowish green, cylindrical segments, the surface divided into wide tubercles bearing many brownish spines up to 3 centimeters in length. The flower is brownish purple outside to yellowish green in the center. The bumpy, spiny, dry fruit is up to 3 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub, Succulent

Size
Size
6.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Brown

Wildlife Supported
 


 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 3 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Pseudoschinia elautalis Image
Pseudoschinia elautalisPseudoschinia elautalis
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Dyotopasta yumaella Image
Dyotopasta yumaellaDyotopasta yumaella

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.9" - 13.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.58" - 1.39", Coldest Month: 45.5" - 58.8", Hottest Month: 74.1" - 88.3", Humidity: 3.15" - 38.39", Elevation: -129" - 3450"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Opuntia wolfii
Common Names: Wolf Cholla, Wolf's Opuntia


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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